Fall Events Calendar

Julie Lemerond October 8, 2015

October is one of the best months of the year - temps have started to drop, and it’s time to get back outside and explore all that Arizona has to offer!  We’ve scoured the valley and beyond to come up with some fun fall activities to enjoy, family in tow.  Here are a handful to choose from:

Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze

Get lost (or found!) in a corn maze, and lots of activities for the kiddos including a petting zoo, train rides, tube slides, carting and more.

Open daily through November 1st.

4011 S. Power Road, Mesa

Hours, pricing and more at www.vertucciofarms.com

Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze

Check out their themed corn maze, mini corn maze, hay pyramid, train rides and more!

Open daily through November 8th

5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale

Hours, pricing and more (including coupons!) at www.tolmachoff-farms.com


Pioneer Living History Museum

Hay and Trolley rides, sack races, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, and a slew of other activities for kids and adults alike!

Every Saturday and Sunday in October

3901 W. Pioneer Road Phoenix, AZ

For more info, check out their website: www.pioneerharvestfest.org

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

Bring the whole family for some fall-related fun including bonfires, hayrides, fireworks, mini-golf, a petting zoo and so much more.

Thursdays through Sundays in October

24810 S. Rittenhouse road, Queen Creek, AZ

www.schnepffarms.com for further details

Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular

One weekend only - come see over 20 Hot Air Balloons lit up (and handing out candy!), along with live music, haunted house, fireworks and more.  Trick-or-treating at its best (don’t forget your costume!)

Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24th, 5-10pm

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale


Howl-O-Ween and Boo at the Zoo

Choose from activities either ‘Merry’ or ‘Scary’ - the scary ones being for kids 8 and up.  Dozens of activities to choose from for all ages!

Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24th, 6:30 - 10:00pm

455 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ

www.phoenixzoo.com for specific details

Tempe’s Halloween Carnival

This free family event offers a costume contest, carnival games, face painting, train rides, a ‘tot town’ and more family fun!

Saturday, October 24th from 5:00 - 9:00pm

Kiwanis Park, 5500 S. Mill Ave, Tempe

Details at www.tempe.gov

Grand Canyon Railway

Wanna get away for a weekend?  A special seasonal event put on each year by the Grand Canyon Railway is sure to bring a smile to the whole family.  A Secret Pumpkin Patch, pumpkin decorating, hay bale maze and a haunted train await you up in Grand Canyon land. 

Select weekends throughout October

233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams

www.thetrain.com for more info